So lately, I've really fallen for the ducks. (Not good timing since it is almost time to process our male ducks.) The kids love to help feed them and pet them during feeding time. As the geese have gotten older they have gotten a little crabbier and I have to watch the kids with them. But the ducks have stayed a bit aloof, allowing attention only during feeding time, and thus, have nestled themselves into that "make me smile" place in my heart.
Speaking of smiling hearts, these pictures make my heart smile: